Cellulite Treatment in South Florida
What is cellulite?
Cellulite is used to describe an area of the skin that is dimpled or “lumpy” in appearance. Cellulite occurs mainly in teenage girls and adult women, often appearing on the stomach, hips, thighs, and buttocks. Cellulite may also appear on the upper arms and breasts.
What causes cellulite?
The exact cause of cellulite is not yet fully understood. It is thought that the condition may have to do with fat cells beneath your skin that press up against the flesh, potentially causing the surface of your skin to take on a dimpled or “lumpy” appearance. Cellulite may occur as a result of:
- Skin losing elasticity as you age
- Having a slow metabolism
- Leading an inactive lifestyle
- Hormonal changes
What are the symptoms of cellulite?
The main symptom of cellulite is a dimpling of the skin. Dimpling of the skin will usually occur in areas such as the:
- Upper arms
How is cellulite diagnosed?
Cellulite is diagnosed based on the cellulite severity scale, which categorizes the condition into three grades based on the appearance of the skin. Grades of cellulite are as follows:
- Grade 1 — a mild form of cellulite in which the affected area has 1 to 4 skin indentations, and the skin slightly sags
- Grade 2 — a moderate form of cellulite in which the affected area has 5 to 9 skin indentations
- Grade 3 — a severe form of cellulite in which the affected area has 10 or more deep skin indentations, and the skin severely sags
What cellulite treatment options are available?
While there is no one treatment for permanent cellulite removal, treatment options are available to help temporarily alleviate and minimize the appearance of cellulite. Treatment options range from behavioral modifications to surgical procedures and may include:
- Diet and exercise
- Certain topical medications
- Laser cellulite treatment
- Ultrasound treatment
- Cryolipolysis, also known as fat freezing
Alternative treatment options may include massage therapy and mesotherapy. In addition, cellulite clinical trials may be another treatment option to consider.
If you have been unsuccessful in finding the right treatment option for cellulite, are seeking affordable cellulite treatment options, or are looking for paid compensation, sign up for a future clinical trial today. With over 25 years of experience in the execution of dermatological clinical trials — under the guidance of double board-certified dermatologist and Skin Care Research founder, Dr. Marta I. Rendon — our team is highly trained and committed to ensuring that all clinical guidelines are met and that the rights of every patient are always protected. Call 561-948-3116 or fill out the form on this page to learn more about our clinical trial options.